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ULA launches rocket carrying Space Force satellite from Cape Canaveral

ULA launches rocket carrying Space Force satellite from Cape Canaveral

ULA launches rocket carrying Space Force satellite from Cape Canaveral Updated: 7:37 PM EDT Jul 1, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript 28 verified launch, verified 25 status check. Go Alice, go center for us. Well t minus 10 nine 8765 four 321. We have engine ignition and lift off of the United launch alliance atlas …

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There's a Change Happening to Earth's Outer Core, as Revealed by Seismic Wave Data

There’s a Change Happening to Earth’s Outer Core, as Revealed by Seismic Wave Data

Most of our knowledge about what sits at the center of our planet comes from the study of seismic waves rolling out from earthquakes. Careful analysis of these waves can reveal the composition of rocks and metal below Earth’s surface.   A new study of seismic waves propagating from two different earthquakes – in similar …

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Meet the explorer that could be 1st to search for life in Martian caves

Meet the explorer that could be 1st to search for life in Martian caves

As other missions, including that of NASA’s InSight lander, have shown, drilling down through the surface of planets like Mars is tough — a little too tough to get more than a few inches into the subsurface. Recently, the Curiosity rover measured total organic carbon, a necessary ingredient in the molecules of life, in Martian …

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Life Helps Make Almost Half of All Minerals | Quanta Magazine

Life Helps Make Almost Half of All Minerals | Quanta Magazine

The impact of Earth’s geology on life is easy to see, with organisms adapting to environments as different as deserts, mountains, forests and oceans. The full impact of life on geology, however, can be easy to miss. A comprehensive new survey of our planet’s minerals now corrects that omission. Among its findings is evidence that …

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Is Something Else Hidden at the Center of the Milky Way?

Is Something Else Hidden at the Center of the Milky Way?

In this illustration, stars are seen to be in close orbit around the supermassive black hole that lurks at the center of the Milky Way, known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/(Spaceengine), Acknowledgment: M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) Precise Insights into the Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way’s Heart Astronomers …

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Cern scientists restart hunt for answers to mysteries of universe

Cern scientists restart hunt for answers to mysteries of universe

The world’s biggest particle accelerator will be fired up again next week as scientists resume research into the mysteries of the universe after a three-year shutdown for work to improve the machine’s power and precision. The restart of the Large Hadron Collider at the Cern laboratory near Geneva coincides with the 10th anniversary of the …

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Ailurarctos Reconstruction

The Case of the False Thumb: Giant Panda’s “Amazing” Feature Developed at Least Six Million Years Ago

An artist reconstruction of Ailurarctos from Shuitangba. The grasping function of its false thumb (shown in the right individual) has reached to the level of modern pandas, whereas the radial sesamoid may have protruded slightly more than its modern counterpart during walking (seen in the left individual). Credit: Illustration by Mauricio Anton Eating bamboo? It’s …

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After The Largest Extinction Event on Earth, These Animals Were The First to Recover

After The Largest Extinction Event on Earth, These Animals Were The First to Recover

The Permian–Triassic extinction event, which happened roughly 252 million years ago, is colloquially known as the Great Dying because of the way it obliterated life on Earth – almost ending it completely. It’s the most severe extinction event in history.   Life did recover however, and new research identifies that deposit feeders like worms and …

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